Our Class Blogs
What a wonderful start to the new year we have had in upper pre-primary – making fireworks and our new year's resolution stars! We also had lots of fun celebrating the Chinese New Year. We decorated our class and made lovely Chinese drums, and Ying Ying helped us with the Chinese writing on them! The children looked great in their red clothes. They each made a little red envelope and received 10 cents to put in it! In China money is given during the new year celebration to bring fortune, luck and happiness. Our Chinese celebration also included delicious Chinese food made by Ying Ying’s Mum and Dad (a big thank you to you both).
We are well under way with our new IPC unit of work on ‘Clothes’. We had a fantastic entry point with our international clothes day, celebrated by all the children in pre-primary. The children looked gorgeous in their national costumes. They had to introduce themselves, say what country their clothes came from and then walk down the red carpet. We sang songs and enjoyed celebrating our different nationalities.
Once again with a new unit of work we had to...Read the full article
First, I would like to give a warm welcome to four new friends who joined our class. Grayson, Sebastian, Stefan and Teagan, we are very happy to have you in LPP. You are a sweet addition to our lovely group.
We were happy to celebrate Alexander’s birthday. Alexander turned 4 and we wish him all the best! Thank you for the delicious cake, the beautiful balloons and the yummy fruit.
Over the last few weeks, we have been enjoying our new IPC unit - Clothes. We had a great ‘Entry Point’ for which all children came to school wearing the colours of their national flag or traditional clothes from their home countries. We had a grand parade with colours and songs from all over the world. We created a new corner in class full of clothes and costumes. The children love to try them on and play so nicely pretending they are doctors, princesses, pirates, firefighters, etc.
We love listening to new stories about clothes and we increase our vocabulary. We...Read the full article
First of all I would like to give a warm welcome to Ida from Norway and Lele from China who joined Middle Primary in January. They have settled in extremely well.
Year 2 have been starting their mornings off with some interesting facts; they are learning so much from our general knowledge sessions.
Our literacy programme is full of new learning; the children are becoming more descriptive in speaking and writing. We have been reading lots of fairy tales, drawing pictures related to them and we are starting to write our own fairy tales.
In numeracy we have been working on subtraction, problem solving and we are now learning about 3D shapes and their properties.
We celebrated Siri’s birthday and Middle Primary were treated to a delicious cake. Thank you!
During the last month Hector, Sofia, Geffen and Rafef have been given our class award of Student of the week, which they definitely deserved as it is very obvious that they are working hard and therefore learning lots.
Hector, Yumiri, Zirak and Ida got to test out their skills at the Lego challenge with Mr. Hans, which...Read the full article
Upper Primary pupils are enjoying the new IPC-unit 'Mission to Mars'. Pupils are now taking part in the ISG Space Academy Programme for future astronauts! The Entry Point was lots of fun; both during PE lesson and the following lesson, pupils trained like astronauts. An astronaut has to be fit as well as a team player! Pupils have marvelled over the facts from the ISS and found facts about an astronaut's life both interesting and a bit scary. They have researched and compared Venus and Mars, to figure out which of the two planets would suit a manned mission the best. Since Venus is quite a hostile planet, with craters and volcanoes covered with poisonous fog, pupils find Mars a better choice. Pupils are now learning more about the geographical features of Mars. They have investigated the planet and found out that the highest mountain in the Solar System, Olympus Mons, can be found there, as well as the biggest canyon, Valles Marineris, 4,000 km long. Placed on Earth, Valles Marineris would stretch from New York to San Fransisco! Pupils are fascinated by these facts. Some Upper Primary pupils also find some of the information...Read the full article
entry point, IPC, knowledge harvest, learning, Lower-Primary
To start with I want to say a lovely welcome to the two newest members of our class: Zo and Zarka! We are delighted to have two new friends!
The holiday went by so fast, and we find ourselves already starting the 2nd month of 2017!
LP immediately started with our new project about 'Toys'. We delved into history looking for the most famous toys of the past 100 years. We built a time line representing all the decades since 1920 til the present… We looked at how the toys have changed over time. But most importantly we realized that, at the end of the day, toys are made to have fun, young or old, girl or boy…toys keep us entertained and amused.
For our ‘Entry Point’ the kids then designed their own toy using just rubbish! Their creativity was amazing! Well done everybody! The children even named their toy and made a small description, you can read them all...Read the full article